Monday, 9 January 2017

Caught in Crystal

Hello and thank you very much for your visit today.

As I was out for most of the weekend  I'm still  catching up with visits so I apologise if I've not visited you recently.

I've been trying to think about what I could do for the Butterfly Challenge as I wasn't quite sure what colour to use. Then I remembered the caught in crystal technique which I've not used for several years.

Using some acetate packaging I got out a small selection of green and yellow ink pads, spread the colour randomly onto the acetate and then spritzed with water.

I zig- zagged on top with Glossy Accents and sprinkled on a little glitter then laid a piece of crumpled up tissue on top, pressed down a little and left for a day to dry.

The butterfly was cut with memory box dies from scraps of card and paper and the right hand panel is a scrap of white card which I embossed and rubbed lightly with metallic rub ons.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
 The Butterfly challenge #69 - Z for zero and/or zucchini
Pixies Snippets Playground Weeks 263 & 264 
Making Memories Challenge #1 - Anything Goes

46 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Barb and a stunning background

    Anne

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  2. A beautiful card Barb and a great technique - I've not seen that before.
    Kath x

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  3. A really pretty effect achieved here Barb. Great job!

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  4. Wow how beautiful this is, what a great technique. Fab. Lovely to see you back and hope your shoulder is feeling better. x

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  5. Beautiful card. Love the colours.
    Valerija xx

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  6. A beautiful background Barb, haven't seen this technique before, love that the butterfly has a hint of green on the wings too

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  7. wow, great technique - I haven't seen it before but I should try it.

    Thank you for joining us at the Butterfly Challenge.

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  8. Beautiful Barb and I have never heard of this technique before. Sounds interesting. I love the resulting colours. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. Fabulous card Barb, your caught in crystal panel looks great and you've used my favourite butterfly die.
    Jean x

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  10. This is just gorgeous Barb, what a great idea for Mrs. A's challenge this month!

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  11. Awww... This is so beautiful! Great combination of the acetate background withthe embossing! Such a fabulous effect! I have never seen this technique, it's amazing! Thanks for sharing,I wat to try this!

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  12. A beautiful card Barb, such a fabulous background and great design.
    Pauline
    x

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  13. Beautiful card Barb with an interesting technique, not one I've tried.

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  14. ooohhh, beautiful card! Great design
    Thank you for joining as Making Memories Crafting Challenge
    Maria Pilar DT

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  15. That is a super background and the black butterfly looks great with that and the white embossed card.

    Kath x

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous Barb, beautifully designed and coloured, lovely butterfly die, it's an interesting technique, Kate x

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  17. A fun technique with a beautiful resolt! I really like the fresh-look of this card! Enjoy the week!

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  18. Beautiful card Barb, great technique with the acetate!
    Janice x

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  19. The colorful piece you've created looks just like marble! WOW! It looks wonderful with that pretty butterfly!

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  20. Wow, what a great technique, and surely one to try, and I will. Love the result Barb...lovely card for the challenge too.xx{aNNie}

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  21. Hi Barb,
    what a wonderful technique, and such a fab result.
    Not tried this must have a go at it.
    I have tried asimilar one though but a long time ago.
    Your card is very lovely and I love the colour you have created.
    Super butterfly, and design
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  22. What a fab technique you've shared Barb. LOVE the pretty butterfly card you made.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  23. Barb I love this! I never heard of the caught in crystal technique, so I am going to find out how it goes.
    Lia xx

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  24. Great to see this technique come around - we tend to forget some of them as there are so many ways of making cards. A lovely result for the butterfly challenge.

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  25. Fabulous card Barb - I love the caught in crystal technique and as Val says, great to see it making an appearance! Wonderful colours as well.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  26. Another clever and pretty technique Barb and the embossing goes beautifully with it and I adore the dark butterfly and circular embellishments which add good contrast to the other lighter tones. x

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  27. Another lovely bit of upcycling, I do like this technique as the results are fab. You've made a beautiful card with the result.

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  28. I haven't even thought of the caught in crystal technique in ages. how cool to see an oldie but goodie in action. love the butterfly. I swear the caps key works... SEE!

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  29. A beautiful technique, one which I haven't tried so I might just give that a try soon.
    A gorgeous card.
    Lorraine

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  30. Wow, I haven't done that for ages either, and you've made a fab card with it, I love the colours, and I bet it sparkles with the glitter too xxx

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  31. Don't remember seeing that technique before--beautiful!

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  32. That background is stunning, Barb! I've never seen that technique before but it sure makes your project an eye catcher. Your card is gorgeous!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  33. This is gorgeous Barb, I have all the bits to do this technique but have never got around to trying it out. I love the colours too.

    Sue xx

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  34. Lovely card Barb. I haven't used the caught in crystal technique for ages but mine never look this good. Thanks for inspiration. Anne xx

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  35. Lovely card Barb. Must try the crystal technique

    Lilian

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  36. I must have missed this post Barb? I so love your card it looks awesome, so pretty.
    Hugs, Veerle x

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  37. What a fun technique Barb, the colors and design are fabulous.

    Hugs Diane

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  38. this is stunningly beautiful barb - haven't done this technique forever - must have another go!!! Not sure if you've signed up for my candy yet but please do if not! Hugs rachel x

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  39. You have been busy since I last visited and all such lovely creations. This one is no exception. Judy x

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  40. Beautiful card, Barb! Thanks for sharing your wonderful technique!
    Thank you for joining our first challenge at Making Memories Crafting! :o)

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  41. What a wonderful card Barb, wonderful colours and a great technique xx

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  42. Very pretty and I love the green background technique.
    Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting and I do hope you'll join us again.
    Marilyn

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  43. A beautiful card, love the technique and the gorgeous colour. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at making Memories Crafting. We hope you join us again soon.

    Crafty Hugs Sonia DT

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  44. Ooer you've had me googling and you tubing, Barb. I love totally that Crystal effect how stunning. Lovethe couoiur you've used too wiht the Die cut, gives me an idea
    Maybe!!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  45. I'm going to have to come back to this one for directions!
    I love green and that background looks amazing. x

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